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Buildings and free-time residences

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF)
The statistics on buildings and free-time residences describe the existing stock of buildings and free-time residences. The data are primarily obtained from the Population Information System. The data are published once a year.


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The annual growth in the stock of free-time residences has slowed down. According to Statistics Finland, the stock of free-time residences has grown by around 2,100 free-time residences per year in the early 2020s, whereas in the 2010s it grew by an average of 3,700 free-time residences per year. The construction of free-time residences has been on the decline for a long time now, with the highest growth recorded in the 1970s. At the end of 2021, there were 508,919 free-time residences in Finland, while the municipality with the highest number of free-time residences is still Kuopio.

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release | Buildings and free-time residences 2021

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Free-time residences 1970-2021

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Free-time residences by year of construction 2021


Buildings by year of construction, intended use and area 2021

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